SOUDERTON – Gone are the days when Shannon Baker ran Tribe Kitchen Design Co. from her home in Perkasie.
“The pandemic actually presented an opportunity for me,” she said shortly before a July 23 ribbon cut at her new location in a storefront at 134 North Main Street in Souderton. She moved the business there in January, she said.
During the pandemic, people spent on their homes, instead of things like vacations, and the housing market was “so busy and booming,” she said.
“It kind of presented itself as the perfect time to crack open a brick and mortar,” said Baker, chief designer and director of the company.
Tribe is primarily a kitchen and bathroom design studio, but also designs projects such as basements, basement bars and other interior design work, she said. declared.
“We are working on large scale projects, we are working on small projects,” she said. “We just want to be available to the community, so whatever someone comes in and says they want to be done at their home, we make it happen.”
Baker said she chose the location after doing design work for a planned neighboring business and seeing other new businesses open.
“It really opened a door for me because then I started to understand what was going on in Souderton,” she said. “I just felt like it was the right place. It’s a small, booming town.”
She said she was greeted with open arms and many people stopped to congratulate her on her openness.
“I just hope this inspires other small businesses to join us and develop this area further,” Baker said.
“Souderton is really hot right now,” said Dan Yocum, member of Souderton Borough Council.
“The city is thriving in ways we haven’t known for a long time and it’s really thanks to people like Shannon and [her husband]Clark who took this space that was really underutilized for decades and made it a beautiful place, ”Yocum said.
After the ribbon cutting, an open house was held on July 23.
The information is available on Tribekitchenco.com.